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The Heavy Lifting: Yankees Back on Top of MLB Power »

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its award-winning baseball simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking possible of all 30 teams in baseball each Monday during the regular season. To come up with the rankings—using only their statistical performance to date this season—each team is simulated against every other [...]

Derek Jeter: This Yankee Icon Is Not Finished, but »

A recent article by John Harper of the New York Daily News quoted two former players saying that Derek Jeter will play hardball with the Yankees over his next contract. I am asking why would Derek Jeter need to play hardball? Is he going anywhere else?  No. Will he ever wear another uniform?  Of course not. Jeter has said he eventually [...]

A Look at Major League Baseball Down the Stretch »

The 2010 MLB season has officially reached the stretch. As we peruse the standings we have a few new things of interest to note. First, the Philadelphia Phillies have reclaimed not only the lead in the NL East, but also in the National League as a whole. Philadelphia (80-60) is the first team to reach the 80 win mark in the NL and riding one of [...]

MLB Rumors: Yu Darvish and the Six Teams Vying for His »

Yahoo Sports and ESPN are reporting that there are six teams that are taking looks at Japanese star Yu Darvish. It is not a 100% decision by Darvish to make the move to the United States, but the teams are already lining up.The system used to sign him would be very much like the Daisuke Matsuzaka system where there is a bidding war.  It takes [...]

The Experience Of The Core Four Will Prove Invaluable »

There has never been a more successful quartet of players than Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada who have won a combined 19 World Series together. What makes this foursome so special is that they have won those rings on the same team they all came up with, the New York Yankees. Aside from Andy Pettitte's three year stint [...]

Right Name, Wrong Genes: The Top 50 Less Talented »

In a year in which Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter have struggled to live up to their own standards, Robinson Cano has become the star of the New York Yankees offense, combining excellent hitting and solid defense at second base and establishing himself as one of the elite players in the American League.Not bad for a guy whose dad, former Astros [...]

Surprise, Surprise. Another ESPN Writer Claims Derek »

I guess none of us should be surprised that the Boston Red Sox hype machine/cheerleading squad out of Bristol has published yet another piece claiming that Derek Jeter is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.That group of tools lost any sense of objectivity on the matter many, many years ago.Once the Red Sox captured the title in 2004, [...]

New York Yankees: Can Greatness Still Be Expected of »

Alex Rodriguez locked in on a Brian Matusz offering Monday and unleashed the instantly-recognizable swing that has always seemed too easy, too effortless, to do any real damage.But we know better by now. Rodriguez cocked his head to follow the flight of the ball then flashed his trademark "Trust me, I'm awesome" glance into his own dugout, always [...]

10 Things We Learned About Baseball in August »

The dog days of August have come and gone, along with my 33rd birthday and my dad’s 60th birthday. The month of August was a very, very interesting one for me and for baseball. It was definitely a month of highs and lows. Let’s take a look at the top 10 things we learned about baseball in the month of August…   10. Alex [...]

Jayson Werth May Hire Scott Boras »

Via Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk: On Friday, Jerry Crasnick tweeted that Jayson Werth has parted ways with agent Jeff Borris.  Werth was cagey about it when asked over the weekend, denying that he has left Borris and Beverly Hills Sports council.  That’s likely a matter of semantics, however, because Crasnick’s [...]

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